A “quiet” Aberdeen community has been left shocked following the death of a man in the area.
A 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death and is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today.
There was still heavy police presence in the area yesterday after the body of a 56-year-old man was found in the city’s Ruthrieston Crescent on Saturday morning.
Part of the street was cordoned-off and forensics teams in white suits could be seen carrying out investigations.
Helen Bell, 86, has lived in the area for 55 years and said: “I have never seen anything like this.
“This is a quiet area but it’s changed quite a lot really. You don’t know your neighbours in the same way you used to. It makes you wonder.
“I haven’t been very well and so I didn’t know anything about it until my daughter phoned yesterday afternoon.
“She is always saying to me ‘keep your doors locked’.
“It’s quite scary.”
Sandra Wiseman also lives in the area and said: “It’s quite an old community here. I would like to think that it’s an isolated incident.
“I’ve been here for 38 years and it’s a nice, quiet area.
“My daughter came round on Saturday morning to drop my car off and she couldn’t get through the cordon.
“She got such a fright as a police man wearing a balaclava appeared from between two cars and said to her ‘you can’t go up there’.”
Police were called to the incident at around 5.35am on Saturday morning and two police cars, a police van and a mobile unit were still on the scene yesterday afternoon.
Detective Inspector Carron McKellar said yesterday: “I would like to offer my thanks to the local community and members of the public for their assistance and cooperation in this investigation.”